HHC-Quinnipiac University partnership includes BHN

Thursday, January 20, 2022

With an ongoing workforce shortage and even more dire predictions for the future, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) and Quinnipiac University (QU) are partnering to build the workforce of tomorrow and grow student pipelines across a wide range of professions — including behavioral health — to address lon... .. read more..

IOL Book and Movie Club to explore mental health topics, moral treatment

Thursday, January 20, 2022

As part of the Institute of Living’s bicentennial celebration, a book and movie club will be launching to discuss the history, present and future of moral treatment. The club will be co-facilitated by Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD, FRCPC, chair of psychiatry and the Institute of Living and chief of Dep... .. read more..

Olin research studies 1

Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Rushford crisis staff creates care packages

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Rushford’s crisis staff, led by Melisha Taylor-Hooks, put together 75 care packages for homeless individuals in the Meriden community. Care packages were made possible by donations and collaboration from the city of Meriden Health Department and Rushford’s homeless outreach team. They will be dis... .. read more..

Rushford’s Lauretti nominated as Compliance Champion

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Rushford’s Darcy Lauretti, coordinator of respite/crisis, was nominated for the Compliance Champion Award 2021. According to the nomination, Darcy is always someone you can turn to when you have questions or need guidance regarding any of the H3W behaviors. She is a role model and an outstanding ... .. read more..

BHN supports school and community following young boy’s fentanyl death

Thursday, January 20, 2022

After a 13-year-old boy died from a fentanyl overdose Jan. 13 and 40 packages of the highly potent drug was found in the school he attended, the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (HHC BHN) and other community partners came together to support the school and a shaken community. They we... .. read more..

Fentanyl overdose in the news

Thursday, January 20, 2022

[ http://hhchealth.us.newsweaver.com/s216ea3j0m/z0u7lypx4u0/external ]• J. Craig Allen, MD, FASAM, Rushford medical director and vice president of addiction services, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, was on NBC CT speaking about how it is critical that parents speak with their kids ... .. read more..

***HOLD*** Natchaug Hospital 2022 Community Health Improvement Plan to improv...

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Natchaug Hospital has released its 2022 Community Health Improvement Plan, identifying four areas of focus that are intended to address root causes of community health issues. The hospital’s development department will work in conjunction with community partners to continue or implement programs ... .. read more..

IOL researcher speaks to national news about new marijuana research

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Godfrey Pearlson, MD, director of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living, spoke to national NBC News about a Canadian study regarding THC levels and impaired driving, and how to determine when marijuana impacts reaction levels. .. read more..

Where headaches, depression and anxiety meet: A new approach to treatment

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Headaches and behavioral health conditions, like depression and anxiety, can often seem cyclical as one prompts the other in a seemingly endless loop of misery. In what is believed to be the first collaboration of its kind in the country, Hartford HealthCare providers from the Ayer Neuroscience I... .. read more..

BHN colleagues complete Executive Cohort training

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Two members of the Behavioral Health Network recently participated in an Executive Cohort training. Congratulations to Mara De Maio, PhD, director, child and adolescent services at the Institute of Living, and Jessica Gunn, MS, CHSP, system director of environment of care and regulatory complianc... .. read more..

Lori Johnson retires from IOL

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Lori Johnson, APRN, director of Assessment Center and director of Behavioral Health CLC, recently retired after more than 40 years at the Institute of Living. Annetta Caplinger, MSN, vice president of clinical operations, Institute of Living, said at a virtual celebration that she knew Lori for m... .. read more..

New faces for IOL leadership roles

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Institute of Living is pleased to announce the following leadership changes. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles. Melissa Deasy, LCSW, will be taking on the role of director of residential and ancillary services. Her responsibilities will include Todd House, Eli’s Retreat, the... .. read more..

Natchaug appreciates Master Gardener team

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Natchaug Master Gardener team has worked on the hospital grounds of Natchaug for 15 years. This dedicated team continues to support and improve the hospital grounds and courtyards to make them a welcoming outdoor space for our clients and staff to enjoy. Pre-pandemic, our residents would spen... .. read more..

Natchaug offers monthly training

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Natchaug is offering training through a partnership with the Connecticut Women’s Consortium. Monthly trainings will provide credits toward licensure requirements. The series will begin with a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills training, led by Jelan Agnew, LCSW, on Jan. 18, from 1-3 p.m. R... .. read more..

Rushford director of nursing heads to Midstate

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Valerie Walton, BSN, RN, is leaving Rushford, but she will be staying within Hartford HealthCare and moving to Midstate Medical Center. Walton has been with Rushford for more than eight years. During that time, she consistently displayed high performance and discretionary effort. As a result, she... .. read more..

***HOLD*** James O’Dea assumes leadership role with BHN

Thursday, January 13, 2022

James O’Dea, PhD, MBA, started at Backus Hospital in 1989, before it was even part of Hartford HealthCare. Now, with 33 years of experience in the region, he is excited to tackle his new role as senior vice president of the Behavioral Health Network as of Jan. 1. “I am humbled and honored to be g... .. read more..

***HOLD*** James O’Dea assumes leadership role with BHN

Thursday, January 13, 2022

James O’Dea, PhD, MBA, started at Backus Hospital in 1989, before it was even part of Hartford HealthCare. Now, with 33 years of experience in the region, he is excited to tackle his new role as senior vice president of the Behavioral Health Network as of Jan. 1. “I am humbled and honored to be g... .. read more..

IOL researcher speaks to national news about new marijuana research

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Godfrey Pearlson, MD, director of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living, spoke to national NBC News about a Canadian study regarding THC levels and impaired driving, and how to determine when marijuana impacts reaction levels. .. read more..

Natchaug launches Employee of the Month program

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Happy New Year! This month we are launching our Natchaug Employee of the Month Program. All Natchaug staff with the exception of those in manager positions or above are eligible. Human Resources will ensure the nominee has no disciplinary actions within the past year. Senior leadership will perso... .. read more..

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